October 11, 2013
The federal government, who shut the national parks after
claiming they didn’t have the money to keep them open, is now sending
in Park Rangers to patrol the parks 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Sadly, the Rangers are not being sent in so visitors can enjoy these
parks, there being sent in to arrest anyone who tries to enter them.
Earlier this week we reported on the Vietnam Vets who were arrested for visiting a war memorial in New York City; now we’ve learned that 21 tourists were just arrested for hiking in the Grand Canyon National Park.
Over 7 Million Visitors Shut Out of the Parks & $750 Million in Visitor Spending Lost
According to the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees (CNPSR),
during the last 10 days of the government shutdown over 7 million
people have been shut out of the parks, causing $750 million in visitor
spending to be lost.